Wilks: Draft Talent at CB & Safety 'One of the Best'

After spending a week at the Senior Bowl new Panthers defensive backs coach Steve Wilks says this class is one of the best:

"From what I've been able to gather so far, it's probably one of the best classes they've had in years as far as corners and safeties," Wilks said. "As coaches, we're all selfish and feel like you can never have enough players, particularly with the way the game is today and how much passing there is. You want to have as many DBs and corners on your roster as possible, so I'm always lobbying for more guys."

With pass rushers at a premium I'm starting to back off of taking a CB early and instead look to the later rounds, maybe even the 2nd round, for a CB. One of the top DTs or DEs though I'm not unhappy with our current group. Brockers, Still, Coples or Ingram should get long looks.

Wilks also likes what he has on the roster right now:

"It's still a little early," he said. "But from afar, I feel like Chris Gamble is still one of the top corners in the National Football League, and there are also two good safeties here in (Charles) Godfrey and (Sherrod) Martin. I'm excited about a lot of the guys we have and am looking forward to working with those guys."

One player he didn't mention is already on the Wilks-train, CB Captain Munnerlyn:

"From talking to him, I'm ready to play now," Munnerlyn said. "Hearing some of the stuff he's going to have us doing, I'm ready to play. He's a great guy."

Well there you have it. Wilks is excited to be here; the players are excited to have him. He's excited about the DB draft class; I'm excited to who the Panthers add to the secondary.

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